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Amount of Compensation

In order to promote consistency and assist the courts, personal injury solicitors and other advisers, the Judicial Studies Board publish a set of guidelines for the level of injury awards for a broad range of injuries. The information, which follows, has been taken from those guidelines. Whilst the guidelines are very useful and provide a good general indicator of the level of damages which may be paid, it should be remembered that no two cases are ever the same and general damage claims for injuries resulting from accidents will always reflect the individual circumstances of the particular in dividual and the injuries he or she has suffered and claims will be assessed accordingly.

 

Accident Causing Injuries Resulting in Claims for Deafness

Claims for deafness may be made in circumstances where there is either total or partial loss of hearing. When assessing such claims for personal injury after an accident, regard will be had as to whether the personal injury led to sudden and immediate deafness without any opportunity to adapt or whether deafness came on gradually as is the case in noise exposure circumstances. Consideration will also be given to the question as to whether the personal injury was sustained at an early age so that it has, over time, had an effect on the victim's speech. Similarly, it is important to consider, when assessing claims, whether the personal injury causing deafness affects the victim's ability to balance.

Where there is total deafness and loss of speech, claims may attract awards of the order of 57,500 right up to 72,500. Claims in this range will be reserved for cases where instability has arisen at an early age and there has been a serious effect on the development of normal speech.

Moving down the scale, personal injury accident claims in cases of total deafness where there is no loss of speech ability should see claims settled for between 46,500 and 57,500.

Whre the accident victim suffers personal injuries causing total loss of hearing in one ear, claims should be paid out for between 16,500 and 23,750. Claims in the upper end of the bracket will be where the accidents victim has associated problems such as dizziness, tinnitus (these are cases where the sufferer constantly hears noises such as ringing) or headaches.

Claims involving partial loss of hearing are usually those where there has been exposure to excessive noise over lengthy periods of time. In these cases, the level of compensation awarded, depends to a great extent not only on the level of the lost hearing but also on the level of tinnitus. Age is a significant factor in deciding the level of claims in this type of case. Claims may be paid in the range from 4,000 to 23,750. Those at the bottom end of the scale will typically be claims where there is only slight hearing loss and slight tinnitus. Moving up the scale, accident victims will have increasing levels of loss of hearing and tinnitus.

To make a claim either call Accident Aid on 0800 180 4780 or forward your query without any obligation to Accident Aid by email and you will be contacted by an accident injury lawyer who will advise as to whether you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injury and any other losses you may have sustained.

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